SRSI http://wrvo.org en Controversy still simmers over SUNY Buffalo Shale Institute http://wrvo.org/post/controversy-still-simmers-over-suny-buffalo-shale-institute <p>Shortly after opening its doors at this spring, the <a href="http://www.srsi.buffalo.edu/?page_id=187" target="_blank">Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI)</a> ignited a controversy that persists several months later.</p><p>The newly-founded SUNY Buffalo institute <a href="http://www.srsi.buffalo.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/UBSRSI-Environmental-Impacts-Single-Page.pdf" target="_blank">issued a study</a>&nbsp;which found a decline in accidents and environmental damage caused by hydrofracking – a drilling technique using high volumes of water, sand and chemicals to extract natural gas from shale far below the Earth’s surface.</p><p>Opponents call the study <a href="http://shalestuff.com/controversy-2/university-buffalo-institute-report-meets-criticism/article01935" target="_blank">flawed and biased in favor of the oil and gas industry</a>.</p><p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:02:14 +0000 Daniel Robison 25635 at http://wrvo.org Controversy still simmers over SUNY Buffalo Shale Institute